Does PrEP have side effects?

Dr. Flash goes over the potential side effects of PrEP – the HIV prevention pill.

Many people on PrEP report no or minimal side effects. Others may at first experience mild symptoms such as headache or abdominal, which tend to go away after about a month.

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